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The Bride

In this fervent adaptation of Federico GarcĂ­a Lorca’s 1933 play Blood Wedding, Spanish director Paula Ortiz has shifted the focus of her source material from men battling to possess a woman to, as the title indicates, the bride herself.

Bad Hurt

For his surefooted directorial debut, playwright Mark Kemble uses the stifled beauty of snowbound Staten Island to frame the psychological boundaries of a long-suffering family. The sadness weighing down the Kendall family like wet snow on evergreen branches isn’t simply holiday malaise.